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Often times when I am consulting with candidates as to their motives for exploring a new opportunity, more often than not the idea of work/life balance surfaces. [caption id="attachment_17456" align="alignright" width="300"] Source: Huffington Post[/caption] My assessment is that most companies promote a work/life balance philosophy, and it...

  "Three things cannot long be hidden; the sun, the moon, and the truth." ~ Buddha Last year we had a civil engineer come to us as he was actively exploring new opportunities. We had him interview with three clients, and it was apparent that all three...

There are many reasons why civil engineers and other professionals choose not to explore new opportunities when I call them, and many of the reasons are valid: Just received a promotion Satisfied with career progression Great culture Great pay Exposure to challenging projects Surrounded by...

I remember when I was an adolescent and teenager playing baseball and football, one thing I would always hear from my coaches was "don't be afraid to get dirty." When you are playing baseball, if you are rounding third base barreling towards home plate and...

When someone is looking for a new civil engineering job, what is one of the first things they do? They go online to see what companies are recruiting or hiring. They peruse executive search websites that specialize in their profession, they venture to the Monsters and...

Nothing replaces hard work. Nothing. There are no short-cuts to long-term success. Often times I speak to younger civil engineers who feel entitled to sexy titles and roles that far exceed their experience. I'm not sure why. But somewhere along the way, someone gave in and...